Misconceptions about drinking water. We mostly use water to get rid of dirt. If the cloth is dirty, we wash it with water; if the floor is dirty, we wash it by pouring water on it; and if there is a blockage in the drain, pouring more water will clear the blockage and clean it. When water can clean everything, drinking a lot of water will easily remove dirt and waste from the body, and the body will be clean, won’t it? Many people who drink a lot of water believe so.
If you think about it, you will realize that the structure of the body differs from others. Water can be poured directly onto clothes, floors, gutters, or any other surface that needs to be cleaned. Even if the surface of the body is dirty, you can clean it by directly pouring water on it. However, it cannot be poured directly into the body due to the structure of the body.
No matter how much water you drink, it only reaches your stomach. It will be digested in the stomach; the necessary amount of water and nutrients are absorbed, and the excess is excreted as urine. People who drink a lot of water may urinate frequently. They may even believe they are excreting bodily waste. In fact, their bodies only remove the excess water they consume.
A person cannot expect to drink as much water as possible without relying on the body and allowing it to absorb what it requires and excrete what it does not. It does not work that way because all of the organs in the body work together to digest the water you drink. The stomach, spleen, intestines, liver, kidneys, and other organs work together to clean and process the water that will be excreted as urine. Is it a waste of energy and function for the organs of the body to collaborate in order to produce urine?
Many people suffer from internal organ damage as a result of such unnecessary actions. In today’s world, excessive water consumption is one of the leading causes of indigestion, constipation, diabetes, and kidney disease.
How do I know the amount of water my body needs?
The body’s need for water varies depending on its size, diet, and level of activity.
Thirst is an indication that the body needs water. Drink water only when you feel thirsty. This, too, should be consumed only to quench thirst. If you are thirsty, you can drink water several times, but not too much at once.